News Releases - Northern Virginia

Dec. 15, 2017
Potential for Icy Roads Friday Afternoon
Drivers should monitor forecast, consider adjusting commute times

Dec. 12, 2017
Crews Ready for More Wintry Weather This Week
Drivers should monitor forecast daily

Dec. 12, 2017
First Week Update: 66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway
Data from first four days shows faster, more reliable trips on I-66

Dec. 11, 2017
Crews Preparing Now for Slick Roads Tuesday AM
Combination of wintry mix, freezing temps during rush hour

Dec. 8, 2017
Frontier Drive Extension Information Meeting December 14
Give input on preliminary design plans to extend road south of Franconia-Springfield Parkway

Dec. 8, 2017
First Snow to Impact Roads Starting Friday PM
Forecast affects entire district, plan for slushy conditions

Dec. 7, 2017
66 Express Lanes Inside The Beltway Toll Day One Analysis
Data from Monday commute shows faster commutes on I-66 and 
average round trip of $14.50 round-trip

Dec. 7, 2017
Crews Prep Roads Ahead of Friday Evening Commute
Drivers asked to watch forecast

Dec. 5, 2017
66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway Usage Update
Statistics following Tuesday a.m. rush hour

Dec. 4, 2017
A.M. Stats: 66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway
Usage statistics following first morning rush hour

Dec. 3, 2017
Reminder: I-66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes Open Tomorrow A.M.
All drivers need an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex during rush hours; VDOT Northern Va. Headquarters open special hours for drivers to get an E-ZPass

Dec. 1, 2017
VDOT Northern Virginia District Office Open this Weekend to Help Drivers Get E-ZPass Ahead of Monday I-66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes Opening
All drivers must have E-ZPass to travel during rush hours

Dec. 1, 2017
Fairfax County Parkway Widening Information Meeting December 7
Give input on preliminary design plans to widen from four to six lanes

Nov. 30, 2017
I-66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes Scheduled to Open on Dec. 4
All drivers need an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex during rush hours beginning Monday; VDOT Northern Va. Headquarters open special hours this weekend for drivers to get an E-ZPass

Nov. 29, 2017
Blackburn Road and Rippon Boulevard Public Meeting December 6
Give input on preliminary design plans to improve intersection

Nov. 28, 2017
Virginia's 'Instant Roundabout' Honored with Prestigious National Roadway Safety Award

Nov. 21, 2017
Rolling Road Widening Public Information Meeting Nov. 30
Give input on preliminary design plans to widen road from two to four lanes

Nov. 20, 2017
Governor McAuliffe and Partners Break Ground on I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes Project
Virginia's largest public-private partnership project to provide $3.7 billion in transportation improvements to I-66 Corridor in Northern Virginia

Nov. 16, 2017
Evergreen Mills Road Flagging November 17 & 22
Rumble strip installation in area of Watson Road

Nov. 9, 2017
Route 15 Flagging in Loudoun November 13 - 16
Safety improvements from just north of Leesburg town limits to Maryland state line

Nov. 8, 2017
Backlick Road Bridge Closure Begins November 14
Detour in place until fall 2018 for CSX Railroad bridge reconstruction

Nov. 7, 2017
East Spring Street Widening Meeting November 13
Join VDOT to learn about project and provide input

Nov. 2, 2017
VDOT: Rigged and Ready for Winter
Crews, equipment, materials and online tools prepared in northern Virginia

Nov. 1, 2017
Backlick Road "Pardon Our Dust" Meeting November 8
Learn more about CSX Railroad bridge replacement and meet project team

Oct. 31, 2017
Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements Meeting Nov. 6
Join VDOT to learn about preliminary design concepts and provide input

Oct. 31, 2017
I-95 Express Lanes Southern Terminus Extension in Stafford County Opens Today
New two-mile expansion of Express Lanes will be the first I-95 project to open in the Fredericksburg area as part of a five-year, $800 million plan to keep I-95 traffic moving

Oct. 30, 2017
Evergreen Mills Road Flagging November 1 - 4
Safety improvements in area of Watson Road

Oct. 23, 2017
Logmill Road Closure Oct. 30 - Nov. 3
Detour in place during pipe replacement

Oct. 16, 2017
VDOT Hosts Incident Management Open House Nov. 11
Public invited for first responder vehicle touch-a-truck and indoor expo

Oct. 13, 2017
Forest Mills Road Bridge Replacement Complete
Completed ahead of schedule and under budget

Oct. 13, 2017
Old Centreville Road Bridge Repairs Complete
On time and under budget

Oct. 10, 2017
I-66 Westbound Exit for Fairfax County Parkway Lane Closure
Segment of right shoulder and right lane on exit ramp closed; access to exit itself not restricted

Oct. 10, 2017
Portsmouth Boulevard Closure at Belmont Ridge Road Oct. 13-16
Detour in place during intersection work, Belmont Ridge Road will remain open

Oct. 3, 2017
VDOT's Susan Shaw Receives National Honor
20 years of contributions recognized with AASHTO’s Alfred E. Johnson Achievement Award

Oct. 3, 2017
Route 27/110 Nighttime Ramp Closures Oct. 4-20
Detour in place during bridge deck work

Sept. 29, 2017
VDOT Northern Virginia 13th Annual Career Fair is Oct. 5
1,700 high school students attending, 100 employers to promote transportation-related fields

Sept. 27, 2017
Paxson Road Closures October 2 & 3
Detour in place during pipe replacement

Sept. 27, 2017
Fox Mill Road Flagging Oct. 2-13
Stormwater pipe replacement

Sept. 25, 2017
Fairfax Co Parkway/Prince William Parkway Trail Paving Begins Wednesday
Nearly 30 miles of total paving

Sept. 21, 2017
CTB Awards Contract for Atlantic Gateway Project Component
Backlick Road bridge over CSX Railroad replacement completion in spring 2019

Sept. 20, 2017
Governor McAuliffe and Partners Launch New Transit Services on I-66
~ Toll revenue from I-66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes to be reinvested in multimodal solutions benefitting Northern Virginia's I-66 corridor ~

Sept. 19, 2017
Old Ox Road Nighttime Closure Sept. 24
Detour in place during water line work

Sept. 18, 2017
VDOT Unveils Website for I-66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway
Key Part of Initiative to Inform the Public About Tolling Starting in Dec. and Other Changes

Sept. 12, 2017
Route 29 Northbound Widening Hearing Sept. 21
Join VDOT to learn about project and provide input

Sept. 11, 2017
Snickersville Turnpike Closure Wednesday
Detour in place during paving

Sept. 6, 2017
Loudoun County Parkway Improvements Celebrated
Parkway extension and new intersection at Old Ox Road open to traffic tonight

Aug. 31, 2017
Mary Baldwin Drive Closure Extended to Mid-September
Detour in place during pipe replacement

Aug. 29, 2017
Route 606 Traffic Shift in Loudoun Tomorrow
Eastbound traffic switching to new spur ramp just beyond Evergreen Mills Road

Aug. 25, 2017
Logmill Road Closure Aug. 28 - Sept. 1
Detour in place during pipe replacement

Aug. 25, 2017
Dulles Toll Road Nighttime Lane Closures at Route 7 Aug. 27 - Sept. 12
Intermittent full closures up to 20 minutes for bridge beam installation

Aug. 25, 2017
Old Centreville Rd Bridge Back to Two Lanes Tomorrow
Flaggers will replace temporary traffic signals at bridge over Bull Run

Aug. 22, 2017
I-66/Route 15 Diverging-Diamond Interchange Complete
First DDI in Northern Virginia

Aug. 21, 2017
Route 28 Improvements Complete
Fourth lane added on several sections near Dulles Airport

Aug. 17, 2017
Purcellville Road Closures Aug. 21-22
Detour in place during culvert replacement

Aug. 14, 2017
Loudoun Drive Closure Aug. 15-16
Detour in place during culvert replacement

Aug. 14, 2017
Rt 110 Nighttime Lane Closures at Rt 27 Rescheduled
Full closures up to 30 minutes for bridge beam placement

Aug. 11, 2017
Testing Underway for I-66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes Tolling System
Toll gantries showing periodic flashing lights and electronic signs showing test messages; no tolling to occur until December opening

Aug. 9, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Breaks Ground on I-395 Express Lanes Extension
Reliable and faster travel choices coming on I-395 Corridor

Aug. 8, 2017
Mary Baldwin Drive Closed Through End of August
Detour in place during pipe replacement

Aug. 2, 2017
I-95 South/Dale Blvd Ramp Nighttime Closure Friday
Detour in place during paving for realigned ramp

Aug. 1, 2017
Route 110 Nighttime Lane Closures at Route 27 Aug. 7-24
Full closures up to 30 minutes for bridge beam placement

July 28, 2017
I-95 South/Dale Blvd Ramp Nighttime Closure July 30
Detour in place during traffic switch for new signal

July 21, 2017
Owls Nest Road Closure July 25-26
Detour in place during pipe replacement

July 20, 2017
Old Centreville Road Closures at Bull Run Tonight
Stoppages up to 15 minutes each for bridge beam placement

July 20, 2017
Route 15/Route 55 Lane Closures Tonight
Traffic signal mast arm installation as Diverging Diamond Interchange project nears completion

July 18, 2017
Miller Road Closures July 20 - August 11
Detour in place during pipe replacement

July 17, 2017
Route 7 Westbound Lane Closures at River Creek Pkwy July 18
Ramp from Route 7 to River Creek Pkwy will remain open during slope repairs

July 17, 2017
Dulles Toll Road Nighttime Lane Closures at Route 7 Begin Tonight
Intermittent full closures up to 20 minutes for bridge beam removal

July 13, 2017
Belmont Ridge Road Bridge over Washington & Old Dominion Trail Opens July 17
New grade-separated crossing completed several months ahead of schedule

July 7, 2017
Old Centreville Road Nighttime Closures at Bull Run Tonight and July 11-12
Stoppages up to 15 minutes each for bridge beam removal

July 6, 2017
Rolling Road in Prince William Closure July 11-12
Detour in place during stormwater pipe replacement

July 5, 2017
Route 7 over Dulles Toll Road Bridge Demolition Begins Tonight
Noise will accompany breaking of concrete on original overpass until late August

June 27, 2017
Westbound Dale Boulevard at I-95 Closure June 28
30-minute full closure due to traffic signal work

June 26, 2017
Old Centreville Road Nighttime Closures at Bull Run June 26-30
Stoppages up to 15 minutes each for bridge beam removal

June 16, 2017
Spinks Ferry Road Nighttime Closures June 19-20
Detour in place during pipe replacement

June 15, 2017
Route 606 Traffic Shifts in Loudoun June 23 & July 14
Westbound left lane closure approaching Evergreen Mills Road

June 14, 2017
Old Centreville Road Traffic Shift at Bull Run June 20
Traffic will switch from northbound to southbound lane, temporary signals will remain

June 13, 2017
Route 7 Traffic Shifts at Dulles Toll Road June 26-27
Shifts will allow for remaining portions of original bridge to be demolished

June 9, 2017
I-495 Ramps to I-395 Bridge Repairs Underway
Rehabilitation of two bridges scheduled for summer 2018 completion

June 2, 2017
Route 110 Lane Closures at Route 27 Begin June 7
Right lane in each direction closing for two months due to bridge pier reconstruction

June 1, 2017
Hogback Mountain Road Closures June 5-9
Detour in place during pipe replacement

May 26, 2017
Route 7 Westbound Lane Closures at River Creek Pkwy May 31
Ramp from Route 7 to River Creek Pkwy will remain open during slope repairs

May 18, 2017
Avoid I-95 During Upcoming Maintenance
Second weekend of southbound bridge deck repair; Drivers urged to use alternate routes

May 16, 2017
Lutheran Church Road Closure May 18-19
Detour in place during pipe replacement

May 12, 2017
Route 123 at I-495 Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements Meeting May 17
Learn about project and give VDOT feedback on two design options

May 11, 2017
Public Information Meeting for Route 7 at Battlefield Parkway
Join VDOT May 16 to learn about project and provide input

May 9, 2017
I-95 North Ramp to Route 123 North Overnight Closure Wednesday
Detours in place during paving

May 8, 2017
Miller Road Closures May 16-19
Detour in place during pipe replacement

May 5, 2017
Route 29 North in Gainesville Nighttime Lane Closures May 7-10
Drainage pipe replacement

May 2, 2017
Forest Mills Road Bridge over Crooked Run Closing Tomorrow
Detour in place during bridge replacement, fall 2017 project completion

May 1, 2017
Lovettsville Road Nighttime Flagging May 1-4
Culvert replacement

April 27, 2017
Tonight's Overnight Closures on Northbound I-495 Rescheduled for May 2-3
Full closures up to 20 minutes each for tolling construction

April 24, 2017
Overnight Closures on Eastbound I-66 and Northbound I-495 April 26-28
Full closures up to 20 minutes each for tolling construction

April 20, 2017
Reston Parkway Lane Closures at Dulles Toll Road
Bridge rehabilitation/joint work

April 18, 2017
Jones Branch Connector "Pardon Our Dust" Meeting is May 18
Learn more and meet the project team

April 14, 2017
Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements Meeting April 18
Join VDOT to learn about project and provide input

April 13, 2017
Lovettsville Road Nighttime Flagging April 17-20
Culvert replacement

April 12, 2017
Belmont Ridge Road Overnight Closure April 17
Detour in place during pipe installation

April 11, 2017
Hogback Mountain Road Closures April 12-14, 24-28
Detour in place during pipe replacement, road repairs

April 10, 2017
Overnight Closures on Eastbound I-66 Inside the Beltway, Tuesday, April 11
Full closures up to 20 minutes each for tolling construction

April 10, 2017
Avoid I-95 South During Upcoming Maintenance
Two weekends of bridge deck repair; Drivers urged to use alternate routes

April 7, 2017
Dulles Toll Road Overnight Closures at Route 7
Full closures up to 20 minutes for bridge beam installation

April 7, 2017
Route 110 Lane Closures at Route 27 Begin Monday Night
Left lanes closing for two months due to bridge pier reconstruction

April 7, 2017
Watson Road Closures April 10-14
Detour in place during pipe replacement

April 4, 2017
Airmont Road Nighttime Closure Wednesday
Detour in place during pipe replacement

April 4, 2017
Old Centreville Road Overnight Closures April 4 & 6
Full closures up to 30 minutes each

April 4, 2017
Clifton Road Closure This Weekend
Detour in place during pipe replacement

March 30, 2017
Bolyn Road Closure Saturday
Culvert replacement

March 30, 2017
Route 27/110 Overnight Closures Rescheduled
Full closures up to 30 minutes for bridge beam removal

March 27, 2017
Overnight Closures on Westbound I-66 Inside the Beltway, Tuesday, March 28
Full closures up to 20 minutes each for tolling construction

March 27, 2017
I-95 South/Dale Blvd Ramp Overnight Closures This Week
Detour in place for ramp realignment work

March 23, 2017
Rt 50/Gallows Rd Bridge Rehabilitation Starts Next Week
Completion in summer 2018

March 21, 2017
Belmont Ridge Road Bridge Work at Washington & Old Dominion Trail March 23-24
Trail closures up to 30 minutes

March 20, 2017
Correction for Overnight Closure on Westbound I-66 Inside the Beltway, Tuesday, March 21
Full closures up to 20 minutes each for tolling construction

March 16, 2017
Chapel Road Closures Extended Through March 31
Detour in place during pipe replacement

March 15, 2017
Overnight Closures on Westbound I-66 Inside the Beltway, Thursday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 21
Full closures up to 20 minutes each for tolling construction

March 15, 2017
Rt 7/Dulles Toll Rd Overnight Closures Begin Tonight
Full closures up to 20 minutes

March 15, 2017
Plan for Delayed and Cautious Commutes
Be alert to refreeze, black ice, and winds this a.m.

March 14, 2017
Crews Making Major Progress, But Expect Refreeze Overnight
Make plans now for a cautious Wednesday commute

March 14, 2017
Continue to Avoid Travel In Northern Virginia
Icy, slick road conditions as sleet-snow mix continues

March 13, 2017
Northern Virginia Drivers Asked to Stay Off Roads
VDOT crews out in force for overnight snow

March 12, 2017
VDOT Out in Force Ahead of Monday Snow
Give crews room as they prepare; Plan to be off roads early Monday to avoid inclement commute

March 10, 2017
Route 27/110 Overnight Closures Rescheduled
Full closures up to 30 minutes for bridge deck demolition, girder removal

March 9, 2017
20-Minute Closures on Eastbound Dulles Connector Road
Toll gantry installation March 10-11

March 9, 2017
Foundry Road Closure Saturday
Bridge replacement

March 6, 2017
Nighttime Closures on Eastbound I-66 Inside the Beltway This Week
20-minute total closures for toll gantry installation

March 3, 2017
I-95 Lane Closures in Prince William Next Week
Inspection of bridges over Neabsco Creek

March 3, 2017
Chapel Road Closures March 6-17
Detour in place during pipe replacement

March 3, 2017
395 Express Lanes Project Team Begins 'Early Works' Activities
I-395 HOV lanes to close during overnight periods from March 8 to March 12 as crews advance preliminary work to prepare for construction in summer 2017

March 2, 2017
Hibler Road Closure Saturday
Emergency culvert replacement

Feb. 28, 2017
Route 1 Daytime Pile Driving Continues
Noise levels will be monitored

Feb. 24, 2017
I-66 Overnight Lane Closures in Arlington March 2
Inspection of underpass near DC line

Feb. 23, 2017
I-95 Overnight Lane Closures in Prince William Feb. 28
Inspection of bridges over Neabsco Creek

Feb. 23, 2017
Public Information Meeting for Route 15 Bypass Interchange at Edwards Ferry Road and Fort Evans Road
Join VDOT March 2 to learn about project and provide input

Feb. 21, 2017
Route 27/110 Overnight Closures Feb. 27 - March 18
Full closures up to 30 minutes for bridge deck demolition

Feb. 17, 2017
Stuart Mill Road Closures Feb. 22-24
Detours in place for stormwater pipe replacement

Feb. 16, 2017
Route 606 Closures in Loudoun Sunday Night
Full closures up to 20 minutes each for traffic shift onto new pavement

Feb. 14, 2017
Old Centreville Road Down to One Lane at Bull Run
Alternating traffic via temporary signals

Feb. 13, 2017
Nighttime Closures on Westbound I-66 Inside the Beltway Feb. 13-15
Toll gantries to be lifted over the highway

Feb. 10, 2017
Friday Morning Road Update
Icy patches possible; Use caution especially bridges, ramps, neighborhood roads

Feb. 9, 2017
Route 1 Daytime Pile Driving Begins Tomorrow
Noise levels will be monitored

Feb. 8, 2017
Be Ready for Morning Snow
Delay rush hour trips; Wind, squalls, limited visibility a concern

Feb. 3, 2017
Old Ox Road Closure Tuesday Night
Detour in place during power line installation

Jan. 30, 2017
Crews Return Overnight for Tuesday Rush
Follow forecast, plan commutes accordingly

Jan. 29, 2017
Snow Showers Likely for Monday Rush
Drivers: Monitor early a.m. weather and road conditions, adjust commutes

Jan. 26, 2017
Jones Branch Connector: Work Under Way
One lane in each direction expected next year; Final completion late 2019

Jan. 26, 2017
New Diverging Diamond Interchange Opens This Weekend
Interchange at I-66 and Route 15 first of its kind in northern Virginia

Jan. 23, 2017
Dulles Toll Road Lane Closures Wednesday Night
Full closures up to 20 minutes each for overhead dynamic message sign installation

Jan. 23, 2017
Old Centreville Road Bridge Repairs Begin Tomorrow
Traffic control by temporary signals during construction

Jan. 23, 2017
Public Information Meeting for Backlick Road Bridge Replacement
Join VDOT Jan. 26 to learn about project and provide input

Jan. 17, 2017
Transportation Tips for 58th Presidential Inauguration

Jan. 13, 2017
Nighttime Closures on I-66 Inside the Beltway Next Week Jan. 17-18
Closures needed for toll gantry installation

Jan. 13, 2017
Crews Prep for Sloppy Saturday
Avoid travel during day-long snow, sleet, freezing rain forecast in northern Virginia

Jan. 7, 2017
Icy Conditions from Saturday Storm, Freezing Temps
Snow bands moving through northern Virginia, Avoid travel to points south and east of region

Jan. 6, 2017
Crews Remain Ready for More Weather
Avoid driving during overnight snow; Monitor 511virginia.org for road conditions

Jan. 6, 2017
Lingering Slick Spots Possible this A.M.
Freezing road temps expected

Jan. 5, 2017
Route 27 Overnight Closures at Route 110 Jan. 11 & 21
Full closures up to 30 minutes each

Jan. 5, 2017
Crews Staging for Afternoon Commute
Drivers asked to prep for snow lingering through Friday a.m.

Jan. 4, 2017
First Snow to Impact Rush Hours
Drivers asked to plan ahead for Thursday, Friday commutes

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